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  1. Q&A: David West on the Heat, the Pacers, and Playing With an Edge...

    Zach Lowe

    It's hard to believe now, but David West signing with the Pacers after the lockout was a big deal in the winter of 2011 for reasons that had little to do directly with Indiana. It mattered because West mattered, as both an All-Star-level player and s...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. 20 Years of Awkwardness: A Celebration of Gary Bettman Stanley Cu...

    Sean McIndoe

    The Stanley Cup will be in the building tonight in Boston, with the Chicago Blackhawks one win away from claiming the championship. And that means it's time to get excited about one of the highlights of the NHL season: Watching commissioner Gary Bett...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  3. The 1-1 Stanley Cup Series: A Historical Analysis

    Sean McIndoe

    After the opening two games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, the Stanley Cup final is tied at one game apiece for the first time since the lockout. Well, not this year's lockout. I mean, that would be true, but it wouldn't be very...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  4. Your Guide to the Last 18 Days of the NHL Schedule

    Sean McIndoe

    It feels like just a few weeks ago that we were watching the NHL's opening night. And it was. Thanks, Bettman! But in this lockout-shortened season, we're already in the home stretch. In fact, today is one of just 18 days left on the NHL schedule....

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  5. Which NHL Coach (or GM!) Is Getting Fired Next?

    Sean McIndoe

    It would appear that the NHL's firing season is upon us. We've already seen two GMs relieved of their duties since the lockout ended — Brian Burke's oddly timed dismissal in Toronto, followed by Scott Howson finally being put out of his misery ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  6. 10 Ways to Boost NHL Scoring

    Sean McIndoe

    As the NHL season approaches the halfway mark, a few trends have emerged. And one of them is discouraging: Despite some hope for another post-lockout bump in scoring, the goals per game rate so far this year is virtually unchanged from last season. A...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  7. NHL Opening Weekend: The Blues Shine, the Red Wings (Might) Stink...

    Sean McIndoe

    It's probably foolish to try to read anything into two days' worth of games, especially when half the players in the NHL are still trying to get back to pre-lockout form. But that's no reason not to try, so here are 10 random observations from the NH...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. Teemu Selanne! & Plus Nine Other Dudes to Watch This NHL Season

    Sean McIndoe

    After an exhaustive six-hour training camp, the NHL makes its long-awaited return Saturday. And while it's been easy to forget over the past few months of lockout negotiations between grim-faced men in suits, hockey is a sport played on ice by actual...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  9. Five Lingering Questions About the NHL's New CBA

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL lockout is almost officially over. The owners ratified the new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, and the players are expected to do the same by Saturday. The last step will be the signing of a Memo of Understanding. (I like to imagin...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  10. The Back of the Book: The Return of the NHL and Memories of the 1...

    Norm Macdonald

    The end of the hockey lockout couldn't have come soon enough for our friend Norm Macdonald. Here's his take, along with a retooling of his thoughts on the 1972 Summit Series, which ran in a slightly different form as a collection of tweets on his Twi...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  11. Saying Good-bye to the 10 Horrible People We Met During the NHL L...

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL lockout is finally, mercifully over. And the agreement couldn't have come soon enough for the league, given that losing another full season would have inevitably resulted in a sharply reduced fan base along with drastic drops in attendance, m...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  12. NHL Apocalypse Watch: SALVATION!

    Katie Baker

    As Sunday morning hangover remedies go, this one was better than a bloody Mary: Hockey fans in North America woke up yesterday to the news that, following a 16-hour bargaining session — who said the NYC marathon was canceled? — the NHL is...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  13. The media and the NHL lockout

    Bryan Curtis

    The strange final days of the NHL lockout.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Spurs Rusted Out

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out seeing if it was really as cold as the guy on TV said it was (it was), here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The New York Knicks snapped the San Antonio Spurs' seven-game winning streak, with a decisive 100-83 victor...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Good-bye!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 boards to lead no. 1 Duke to a 76-54 win over Elon on the same day that the nation's no. 2 high school recruit, Jabar...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  16. Sad, sadder, and saddest e-mails from NHL fans lamenting the lock...

    Katie Baker

    Katie Baker heads to her inbox to comfort the legions of hockey fans going through withdrawal.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012